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Ederson produced an insane goal kick to Gabriel Jesus during Brazil vs Chile

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Ederson has made quite a name for himself at Manchester City this season.

Signed from Benfica for £35 million over the summer to become football's second most expensive goalkeeper ever, the 24-year-old arrived as Claudio Bravo's replacement.

And it's proved a shrewd acquisition from Pep Guardiola, whose defence has conceded just two goals in seven Premier League games.

Ederson has brought consistency to City, but it's his distribution that's really caught the eye of football fans.

On so many occasions already this season Ederson has used his arm to start counter attacks by launching the ball up the pitch.

Against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League, for example, Ederson collected the ball and immediately rifled a throw towards Leroy Sane down the left channel.

Sane then won a penalty, which Sergio Aguero failed to convert.

Ederson's performances for City - and for Benfica last season to an extent - were rewarded with a call up to the Brazil national team and his first cap against Chile earlier this week.

Manchester City v Shakhtar Donetsk - UEFA Champions League

Brazil ran out comfortable 3-0 winners to finish top of their World Cup qualifying group, with Ederson recording a clean sheet.

There was one moment in the opening 45 minutes that encapsulated exactly why Guardiola spent so much money on the 24-year-old over the summer - and not many people noticed it.

In the 24th minute, Ederson produced an incredible goal kick that caught everyone by surprise and found Gabriel Jesus on the edge of Chile's box.

Luckily for Chile, Jesus' touch let him down, but take nothing away from Ederson's stunning 90-yard pass. Check it out.

EDERSON'S 90-YARD GOAL KICK

Not many goalkeepers can do that, but it turns out Ederson and Jesus had pre-planned the move because they noticed Chile were playing a high line.

"At the start of the game, I spoke with Gabriel and said that we could score from our first goal kick as Chile were making a lot of pressure," he said on City's official website.

"I was able to kick the ball to his back. Unfortunately, Gabriel wasn't able to control the ball, but I am happy for him and for me, as he scored twice and we managed to help with the win."

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